Tag: AK News

907 Updates May 26, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Inside the Gates: Remembering those who fought and died for freedom this Memorial Day; Fred Meyer partners with state to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing; Maintaining mental health while working from home and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Dive team rescues moose calf on Memorial Day; A bionic barista is making some non-conctact cups of joe! More ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media, Tegan Hanlon, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage: 6 tips from Alaska medical experts about minimizing your risk as the state reopens and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Construction Report: What drivers can expect around the Interior’s highways this summer and more ->
 
 
 
 

Matt Goff Sitka Nature Show: Sitka Nature Show #211- Lauren Bell
 
 
 
 

49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Natalie Dawson
 
 
 
 

By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: The 17 Most Amazing Reflecting Pools In Alaska That Will Give You A Magical Dose Of Eye Candy
 
 
 
 

907 Updates May 25, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Mat-Su district superintendent outlines what school could look like in the fall; Wasilla Krispy Kreme opens tomorrow; Frontiers: Seward businesses adapt to survive summer season without tourists; ‘Wash Your Hands Baby’: Juneau family creates COVID-19 music video and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Mayor signs emergency order allowing Anchorage to move to Phase 3; As Alaska opens up, mass shelters begin to close; Building Potato Towers and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Will fiber optic broadband make it to the Aleutians? Decision may depend on USDA grant; Subsistence hunting in Gambell suffering due to community fuel shortage; Bowhead whales are changing migration patterns, researchers say and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Homicide reported in Fairbanks, suspect in custody and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Ultimate Karens: Facebook group shames those who don’t wear masks in Anchorage and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Irods COVID survivor
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Laurel Andrews
 
 
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: 25 Things That Are Actually Really Frustrating About Living In Alaska

907 Updates May 24, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Memorial Day weekend camping anticipated to be busier than usual; Virtual event aims to support Alaska’s minority-owned businesses; Momma O’s to reopen with new owner July 1; Bear Paw Bar & Grill gets 2nd chance at 1st impression and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: APD investigating overnight Mountain View homicide; Alaska domestic violence calls increase during COVID-19, fear of isolation rises and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Municipalities weigh steps as budget gaps from vetoes remains; Red Dog Mine employees permitted to return to home communities; Construction on two Mendenhall Loop roundabouts begins soon and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Pebble’s Last-Minute Change of Plans a Classic “Bait and Switch” and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Plans to fix Alaska’s online budget tracker undetermined
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: The immigrants
 
 
 
 
The Mudflats: The Unmasked Avenger Strikes the Capitol!
 
 
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sunset at Sage Beach
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Linda Schandelmeier

907 Updates May 23, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Soldotna man charged with multiple sex crimes; Staff, families honor retiring Aquarian Charter School teacher with car parade; 8-year-old catches moose birth on camera; Anchorage will reopen more widely on Monday. Here’s what you need to know. And more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Alaska soldiers make climbing trek to honor 77 members of the 4-25; Fostering during a pandemic: The unique challenges foster parents and children face; Alaska State Fair canceled for first time since World War II and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: National Park Service rule change ends bans on controversial bear and wolf hunts; Meet Lecidea Streveleri: One of the lichens discovered in a “global hotspot” in Glacier Bay; Alaska plans to more than triple its workforce of COVID-19 contact detectives and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Finds New Police Chief; YKHC Urges All Incoming Bethel Travelers To Test For Coronavirus As State Reopens; LKSD Fills Administrative Positions With Familiar Faces and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Potential Landslide Threatens Large Tsunami in PWS, Geologists Say and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: City of Fairbanks begins determining how CARES Act funds will be distributed; The Ester Volunteer Fire Department is a unique department in a unique place; Golden Heart History: Fairbanks’ First Mayor E.T. Barnette; The Quarantine Kitchen Episode 8: Chicken Curry and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Joe Bonsor, Matt Dempsey and Prof Paul Barrett, Natural History Museum: Dinosaur diaries: Arctic duck-billed dinosaurs, dental work and dimorphism
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Sean Ulman
 
 
 
 

907 Updates May 22, 2020

KTVA The Voice Of Alaska: Man charged after leading high-speed chase in Palmer carrying 6-month-old passenger; LIVE NOW: Anchorage leaders outline steps for next stage of economic reopening; Commercial fishermen struggle in pandemic as restaurants close, fish prices drop and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Nordstrom Rack reopens in Anchorage; Two Alaska students recognized as Presidential Scholars; Anchorage businesses prepare to reopen without capacity restrictions and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Nome regional hospital closed to the public after employee tests positive for COVID-19; NOAA Fisheries: Alaska chinook harvest not to blame for killer whale decline and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel DMV To Open Next Week Only and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Alaska’s U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal Issue Statements in Support of Dept. Of Public Safety’s Plan to Enhance 911 Services in Rural Alaska; Ketchikan Man Arrested for Second Time in a Month on Domestic Violence Charges and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: The City of Fairbanks readies to reopen to the public; 2020 Deltana Fair and Music Festival cancelled and more ->
 
 
 
 

Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: A piece of Alaska history has passed: Lynette Clark, Alaska Independence Party
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Dirty hands
 
 
 
 
By Barbara Brown, Our Third Thirds: Beware: Exciting Project Ahead
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Carolyn Kremers
 
 
 
 
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: 9 Words You’ll Understand If You’re From Alaska
 
 
 
 
The Alaskan Cache: TRAPLINE CHATTER – Life and Love with ‘Last Alaskan’ Bob Harte

907 Updates May 21, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage mayor anticipates moving to phase 3 of reopening plan next week; As alcohol tax money becomes available, Anchorage lawmakers address homelessness; Alaska business community raises concerns about long-term effects of COVID-19 and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: AGDC authorized to construct and operate the Alaska LNG project; Permanent Fund Dividend will be paid out July 1; 149 employees in the tourism industry to be laid off; TIPS: Getting ready to garden and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Mat-Su school board rescinds vote to remove ‘Catch-22’ and 4 other books from English classes; July Fourth parades are canceled, but will Juneau see fireworks this year? More ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Kwethluk VPOs Consider Carrying Guns After Armed Resident Thwarts Shooting; Coffee@KYUK, May 19: Rapid Testing and Response Halts Potential for Spread in COVID Case and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: The Denali Highway Is Now Open for Public Travel; New Method May Help Anticipate Large Volcanic Eruptions; Indigefi Launches First Podcast, Features Native Artists From Across the Country and more ->

 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks nurses discuss experiences before and during coronavirus pandemic; Fairbanks Police give safety tips for Memorial Day weekend; May is motorcycle safety month: AST shares some tips and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Diane Kaplan, Rasmuson Foundation: Remembering Byron Mallott
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Wasted
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Marilyn Bennett

907 Updates May 20, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage’s reopening compared to the state’s addressed at assembly meeting; Low Alaska case numbers helped shape governor’s decision to reopen and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Anchorage Mayor says a different path may be taken as Dunleavy announces Phase 3/4; Office work places may allow employees to work at home longer and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: ‘We’re open’: Alaska businesses can operate at full capacity Friday, Dunleavy says; Marine heatwaves will cripple salmon, cod and pollock at twice the rate previously predicted, study says and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: What To Expect From The ONC Salmon Monitoring And Fish Distribution Program; Distance Strains Education In Rural Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Alaska Army National Guard Helps Rescue Injured Individual Near Noorvik and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Kwethluk man charged with attempted murder after shooting at village police officer; Adult Education student succeeds during COVID-19 and a new baby; Washed away road may hinder long-term research at experimental forest and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Kotzebue sees first positive case of COVID-19 and more ->

 
 
 
 

By Dave Kiffer, Sit News: Ketchikan women were early ‘heroines of the horizon’
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Alaska Judicial Council forwards names for Supreme Court vacancy and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Iced out salmon?
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Mistee St. Clair
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: You Can Get Your Favorite Reuben In Alaska Again, Just In Time For Summer

907 Updates May 19, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage DMV will move to a new Midtown location this summer; Alaska State Fair hosts pop-up drive-in movies and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Alaska Legislature ratifies federal virus relief aid plans; “The easy decisions are over”: Governor and Chief Medical Officer speak on reopening measures and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Juneau high schools kick off several days of individual, socially distanced graduation ceremonies
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Kwethluk Man Staged Rifles And Fired At Village Police Officer According To Troopers; Coffee@KYUK, May 18: Graduating Amid A Pandemic; KYUK Partners With Kuspuk School District To Host Radio Graduations and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Mountain View Noise Complaint Results in Multiple Charges against Anchorage Man and more ->

 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Noel Wien Library reopens Bookmobile with limited services; Arbor Day 2020 seeing the planting of two new trees in Fairbanks and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: One of The Biggest Tsunamis Ever Recorded Was Right Here In Alaska
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Pray for rain?

907 Updates May 18, 2020

Regina Manteufel has passed from cancer
It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of Regina due to cancer. She was great supporter of her comunity and church. Loved the outdoors and far away places. She loves Rugby and over coming the challenges of life. She left behind a lot of close friends and family. She will be missed.
By the way this is from her brother Tom.
 
 
 
 
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage School District scales up free, online summer school options; Frontiers: In the middle of a storm, Whittier searches for its own port; Jon Bon Jovi, Dolly Parton and more to join Covenant House for virtual fundraiser and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Spenard Jazz fest goes virtual while supporting local musicians; Nine-year-old girl lands first 2020 Ship Creek king and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: A Southeast Alaska tour operator is reviving a small regional ferry and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Coast Guard, Auxiliary announce National Safe Boating Week in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Review of AK National Guard says improvements continue and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: SES who?
 
 
 
 
By Courtney, Only in Your State Alaska: 25 Reasons Why Everyone Should Marry An Alaskan
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Katie Bausler

907 Updates May 17, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Troopers: Wasilla man had teen steer while he shot at another driver and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Firefighters battling 46-acre Moose Meadows Fire north of Wasilla; Video shows the importance of being bear aware as Eagle River girl has close call and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Coast Guard details blackout that left Princess cruise ship adrift in Juneau; LISTEN: Cellphone tracking gives real-time insight into Alaska’s economic recovery and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Teamwork Saves Harbor Seal with Teeth Stuck in Grate and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: ‘Privilege of a lifetime,’ 354th Fighter Wing Commander says goodbye to time in Alaska; Chena River flood control prevents $50 million in damage, diverts several feet of water; Supporting local businesses safely is priority one for the Tanana Valley Farmer’s Market and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Diane Kaplan, Rasmuson Foundation: We are turning 65 in a pandemic. The party must wait.
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: The season begins
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Pamela Cravez